GIA Guest Blog with Ute Zimmermann & Theaster Gates

August 28, 2010 by Ute
I think we should wrap it up, it’s gotten late, so I just want add some thoughts to your question about rubrics and add a few of my own. By what rubrics or categories are grants distributed? This can often … Continue reading → Read More...
August 26, 2010 by Theaster
Ute, these are great points. I think you are helping me sort through issues of assessment and value. I believe that the motivations of selection are with the best intentions and that the rubrics created are about insuring the best … Continue reading → Read More...
August 25, 2010 by Ute
Thanks, Theaster. It’s funny, our dinner conversation has turned into little crafted monologues between long pauses. I find myself waiting to speak until I have thought every through as best I can. I guess that is the result of the … Continue reading → Read More...
August 25, 2010 by Theaster
Ute, we have been responsible to say the least in using this slow building format that allows us a seemingly neutral place on the matter or funding relationships but I think it would be irresponsible if we didn’t spend a … Continue reading → Read More...
August 13, 2010 by Ute
Thanks Theaster for those recommendations to artists. I ‘d like to do the same for grant givers. First off though two warnings about my list: 1. It reflects my personal preferences and the experience gathered from knowing and funding individual … Continue reading → Read More...
August 8, 2010 by Theaster
Thanks everybody for chiming in. I agree Ute; it is nice to simply get a check in the mail. More of those please! I also think that its important that we reflect on why we are being successful and not … Continue reading → Read More...
August 7, 2010 by Ute
Thanks, Theaster, and thank you, commentators! I’m sure you know the old joke that if you want to speak about art go out to dinner with bankers, and if you want to speak about money go out with artists. I … Continue reading → Read More...
August 6, 2010 by Theaster
Ute, Aretha was a nice touch. While I rarely play the role of the victim, it IS easy to criminalize funders, partly because young, emerging and even some professional artists have such a complex relationship to money and people with … Continue reading → Read More...
August 5, 2010 by Ute
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August 5, 2010 by Ute
Respect Openness Sincerity (hard to find) Expertise (might have to be replaced) People Interest Good work Money Mission (only the fresh kind) Consistency (may not need that) Approachability (only the organic kind) Responsiveness Clarity Am I forgetting something? Read More...